The Masters is all about what golfer is going to win. For bettors, it can be about eliminating players that won’t.
We preview players that have been well-backed in golf betting markets but don’t accurately reflect those odds.
Some players are far too short in the betting and it helps not to have these on your ticket. It might be a harsh way of looking at it, but the fewer golfers you have to pick from, the easier it is to cash.
Call us silly, call us stupid; we don’t think Rory McIlroy has a chance of winning at Augusta this week.
The Northern Irishman has been playing poor golf since he tried to get more length. It has been the downfall of many players in recent years, including Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald.
McIlroy’s strength was his ability to hit quality iron shots. They don’t need to match Bryson DeChambeau’s distance, but McIlroy tried and failed.
Rory McIlroy has been to visit Tiger Woods and that has given added motivation to succeed this week 💪
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) April 7, 2021
His confidence is at an all-time low and we don’t think he’s a +1800 chance of winning The Masters. McIlroy has famously blown a huge fourth-round lead at Augusta, so he has that playing on his mind as well.
We think McIlroy will get back to his best, but it might take several months.
We love a bit of Koepka but not coming back after an injury. In all fairness, Koepka shouldn’t be returning to golf this early, but it’s the Masters.
He is a quality player, but anyone who plays golf knows that injuries aren’t an overnight fix. They take time and not having recent playing experience works against the American this week.
“I can’t bend down. My knee doesn’t go… It’s going to look funny, I know that. But what are you going to do?” he said Tuesday. “I’ve got to do it. No other option, is there?”
Those aren’t comments of a confident man. You need to walk to play golf, so we wouldn’t touch Brooks Koepka with stolen money this week.
His odds of +2500 are too short to have on our ticket.
Matsuyama is a player who has competed at the highest level but never lived up to his full potential.
Matsuyama, who is known for his slow backswing and pause at the top, struggles to putt well and that’s not ideal at the Masters.
He has also been dealing with some confidence issues and this isn’t the time or the place to be thinking about your golf swing.
Online sports betting markets have Matsuyama at +4500, which is a fair price. However, he represents a golfer who should be paying at least +7000.
The world was once Matthew Wolff’s oyster, and it could still be, but he’s not playing good golf at the moment.
The unique-swinging American hasn’t been able to produce his best all season and it’s clearly playing on his mind.
Hitting fairways is key for any player at Augusta and his driving accuracy is right down. Wolff runs a fine line between being excellent and being poor. Unfortunately for him, he’s on the poor side at the moment.
+9000 might entice some bettors, but he won’t be making an appearance on our betting tickets this week.
It’s never easy to have a former Masters champion on this list, but Danny Willett has struggled since winning.
The Brit has made the cut only once since his win in 2016 and he missed the cut at the Texas Valero Open last week. That isn’t a good sign and we’re not sure what has gone wrong with his game,
Some players win a big tournament and are never heard from again. Mike Weir and David Duval spring to mind and Danny Willett could join them.
He will forever live in Masters’ folklore, but he will forever remain off our Masters’ ticket.
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